Tag: Antigua

English Harbour, Antigua – Then and Now

Nelson's Dockyard charter yacht fleet managed by Nicholson Yacht Charters, Inc. sailing the Eastern Caribbean

Nicholson Yacht Charters, Inc. was established in English Harbour, Antigua in 1949, and in those days the style of yachts was largely wooden, classic, monohull yachts with lots of old world charm and leaded glass cupboards.  Since those days the style of yacht has gone from classic Fife-type schooners to modern auxiliary sailing ketches to… Read more »

Caribbean Weather: Best Time to Sail

Best Time to Visit: March through June Clients often ask us what the weather is like in the Caribbean. “When’s the best time of year to cruise?” I was born and raised in Antigua. I’ll be glad to help you with that. Although the Caribbean is nice year round except during August and September, when… Read more »

Walking Treks Taken During an Extended Caribbean Cruise

Shelby Nicholson of Nicholson Yacht Charters Shares Memories of Solo Walking Trips During an Extended Caribbean Cruise…. I recently read a good time letter from clients who had a wonderful time, cruising the Virgin Islands aboard the Leopard 45’ catamaran, TWO IF BY SEA. They mentioned that they really relaxed and didn’t do much –… Read more »

Cruising With Your Pet: The Story of the Nicholson’s of Antigua

How Amber the Cat Changed the Course of the Nicholson Family Cruise in 1949 My grandfather Vernon E. B. Nicholson was a commander in the Royal Navy during World War II. His job was to scour the English countryside for suitable boats to convoy sailors to the beaches of Normandy, and there on the mud… Read more »

Sail the French West Indies

Cruise the French West Indies Sailing is one of the Caribbean’s most natural resources.  Because the trade winds blow out of the East and the chain of islands runs in a north/south direction, it’s logical to want to set sail south to Martinique from Antigua for some of the best sailing conditions in the world.  Each island is between… Read more »